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Monday, December 9, 2013

The Others

There are few horror movies that will chill you to the bone. This is one of those movies. The plot is one that you must think about. The acting is exquisite and riveting. There is no boogeyman there is no masked killer or creepy monsters. What there is, is a unique and original story based in a 1940’s style old house during or after the days of WWII. The ending has been seen before but nonetheless will scare you out of your wits. There are several plot twists near the end that will keep you guessing and on the edge of your seat. The music is eerie and the setting is dark. The acting especially from the two young actors is amazing. Nicole Kidman gives her pest performance since playing an obsessed weather girl. This is one you will want to see twice. The pacing is slow at times and the father’s part in it seems really unnecessary. Don’t go see this movie alone and for God’s sake don’t see it before you go to bed. Grade B+

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A note from an editor!

Hi Matthew,

Thank you for the time and effort you put into this piece, especially on a Saturday morning. I can tell you definitely took good notes of everything that was going on during the event!

We still have some work to do before this piece is ready to print. Your piece has a lot of information, but it doesn’t sound like a news article. What was the point of his speech/presentation? Why was he addressing this audience? What is Vanguard? What does the company do – who does it serve? You spend a lot of time narrating (for example, how he was injured), but did not report on the purpose of the event. You can maybe mention his appearance/joking about it in a sentence or two, but do not take several paragraphs to do so. Also, I like how you mentioned where the name “Vanguard” comes from.

There are a lot of spelling errors in this piece – make sure you proof read each sentence carefully.

I know I am getting back to you a little later I hoped, and I’m sorry about that! But if you have time tonight, please go through my suggestions and try to rework your piece. You can send me what you have tonight/tomorrow morning. Please bring a copy of it to the meeting tomorrow and we will discuss it further from there.

Once again, thanks for your hard work and promptness! Remember this is a learning process, and we are all part of the Waltonian team!

Talk to you soon!

Ten Most pathetic movie stars that still have careers.

(In A - B -C Order)

1. Hayden Christensen

2. Tom Crusie

3. Kevin Costner

4. Keeanu Reeves

5. Denise Richards

6. Adam Sandler

7. Arnold Schwarzenegger

8. William Shatner

9. Sylvester Stalloan

10. John Claude Van dahm